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January 14, 2013

How to disable Java on your browser

We hope that by now most of you are aware of a serious vulnerability of Java (announced late last week) and how you should disable it on your browser. If not, do follow these steps to make sure your PC/Mac will not be affected.

Sophos detected this vulnerability as Mal/JavaJar-B. This malware targets everyone, even if you have the latest update of Java.

Hence, if you are not actually using it, it is better to just have it removed or disabled.

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Security experts says this isn’t something you can just ignore. You’ll have to take action as soon as you can.

Oracle has reported that they have updated Java but experts insist there are still bugs in it.


9 Responses to “How to disable Java on your browser”

  1. Legato says:

    Sir Abe, this was a false positive by Sophos last year, but thanks for the heads-up..but unfortunately we use Java to run sec monitoring tools..good thing we are way inside the network ^_^

  2. Mokies says:

    How about the Maxthon Cloud Browser?

  3. Benchmark says:

    base sa link ng mozilla dun sa add on plug-ins, it was block way back Oct. 12, 2012 pa pala….

    anyway thanks for the info. buti na lang auto block ang mozilla.

  4. Iyan Sommerset
    Twitter: iyansommerset
    says:

    I can’t play Project Zomboid without Java…

  5. jojo says:

    Thanks for the heads-up, Abe. Appreciate if you could also update as soon as Java is safe to be reinstalled. Thanks.

  6. Anonymous says:

    A lot of application runs on java. Even enterprise apps runs on java. I don’t think disabling java is a viable solution. Unless, go on vacation and don’t use your PC.

    PS. I don’t play java games, so no worries on that end.

  7. Jan Christian
    Twitter: skysavior24
    says:

    thanks for this.. now I can finally able to disable java in my browser.

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